Happy Friday Lovely Readers! Today, we have our monthly gluten-free review from V. She was lucky enough to get to try out Bakery On Main's new TrueBars, and here's what she thought:
Snack bars have become a convenient staple for many of us who lead busy lives and occasionally work or play through meal times. With so many bar options on the market it can be tricky to select a bar that is right for you and your mood. Connecticut’s Bakery on Main recently added to their repertoire a line of health conscious, gluten-free bars to spice up the competition, especially with their Apricot Almond Chai flavor!
Truebars are available in six flavors – Hazelnut Chocolate Cherry, Walnut Cappuccino, Fruit & Nut, Raspberry Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew and Almond Chai. Part healthy snack bar and part candy bar, Truebars satisfies the sweet tooth while being a good source of fiber, naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Plus they have many low-GI ingredients (agave, brown rice syrup, chia, and nuts) so are gentler on the blood sugar than many other bars. I love the sticky sweetness followed by the crunch of almonds or cashews, and the flavors such as raspberry, dark chocolate, coconut, and chai. Yum!
Truebars make for really quite a delightful 150 to 190 calorie snack to keep in the purse or backpack for whenever hunger strikes whether on the trail, at work or school, or braving the long commute home. Sampling these bars happened quite naturally as the inkling for a snack arose; the Truebars seemed like just the thing to hold me over! My favorite thing about Truebars is that several of the flavors are quite a good source of naturally occurring vitamin E! My favorite flavor Raspberry Chocolate Almond has 15% DV, and the Fruit & Nut and Apricot Almond Chai (second favorite) flavors have 10% DV! The Apricot Almond Chai in addition to being the most exotic flavor is also the most nutrient dense with 15% DV of vitamin A, 4% DV vitamin C, 6% DV calcium and iron, and 10% vitamin E. Not bad for a simple little 160 calorie, unfortified bar!
Since so many Daily Dietribe readers are gluten-free, you’ll be happy to know that Bakery on Main takes food safety and contamination seriously with ingredient quality controls, full product traceability, in-house gluten testing, metal detection, and standardized allergen and sanitation cleaning procedures.
Thank you to Daily Dietribe readers for reading my review and to Bakery on Main for the tasty snacks!
Visit Bakery on Main’s website for more information.